[ oh-ver-ig-zurt ]
/ ˌoʊ vər ɪgˈzɜrt /

verb (used with object)

to exert excessively.

Origin of overexert

First recorded in 1840–50; over- + exert

Related forms

o·ver·ex·ert·ed·ly, adverbo·ver·ex·er·tion, noun
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Examples from the Web for overexerted

  • "You have overexerted yourself this morning," she said, as soon as it seemed safe to speak.

    Man and Wife|Wilkie Collins